Koch to give program at Temple Sholom
Published 12:22 pm, Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Temple Sholom in New Milford will present a program, “Igniting a Fire for Inclusion,” with attorney Matan A. Koch, son of the Temple’s late rabbi emeritus, Norman Koch, Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m.
The program at the Temple, 122 Kent Road (Route 7 North), will focus on ways people with disabilities can be included in all aspects of society and community life.
The presentation will be part of Temple Sholom’s regularly scheduled Friday night service at 6:30 p.m., which will be kept brief to provide time for the program.
A question and answer session will follow.
“By failing to eliminate physical, spiritual and attitudinal barriers for people with disabilities, our society is closed to individuals with disabilities from participating in all aspects of community life,” said Koch, one of Temple Sholom’s Scholars in Residence.
“True participation may involve creating access ramps, installing listening devices and braille prayer books in public places of worship, study, arts and entertainment, and more,” he said.
“This all starts, however, with a collective passion to tear down physical, emotional and spiritual barriers,” said Koch, a Harvard Law School graduate.
For more information, call 860-354-0273 or visit http://tsholom.org.